HBO, ‘The Bear’ Best TV Critic’s Pick – IndieWire

The record-breaking second season opener “The Bear” brings more good news. The FX on Hulu series leads the 2023 Television Critics Association Awards nominations announced Friday, tied with HBO hits “Succession” and “The Last of Us” with five nods each.

The 39th annual TCA Awards, voted on by more than 200 professional journalists in the U.S. and Canada, are all about television. At the upcoming ceremony, the winners of 14 categories will be announced, which reward outstanding achievements in dramatic literature; Comedy; Miniseries; News and Information; Reality; Variety, sketch or talk shows and more, including the newly created Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programming, which recognizes programming for children ages seven and younger; and Outstanding Achievement in Family Programming, which recognizes programming for youth ages seven and up.

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The combination of HBO and Max leads the nominations for the second season, with 20, including the two aforementioned series “Andor” and “Better Call Saul” as well as the most wanted show of the year. Poker Face, ‘The Bear’, ‘The Other Two’, ‘The White Lotus’ and last year’s big winner ‘Abbott Elementary’.

“The 2023 TCA Awards nominees boast an eclectic lineup from across the entertainment spectrum,” Melanie McFarland, TCA president and TV critic for, said in a statement accompanying the nomination announcement. “This season truly had something for everyone – from innovative comedies and gripping dramas to immersive documentaries and refreshingly cerebral storytelling set in a galaxy far, far away. I look forward to seeing which stars and series our members have chosen for awards when the winner is announced.”

Below is the list of Television Critics Association nominees for 2023, excluding the winners of the Career Achievement and Legacy Awards, which will be announced on August 7 along with all other winners.

Individual Achievement in Drama

Christine Baranski, “The Good Fight” – Paramount+
Kieran Culkin, ‘Succession’ – HBO | Max
Dominique Fishback, “Swarm” – Prime Video
Betty Gilpin: “Mrs. Davis” – Peacock
Pedro Pascal, “The Last of Us” – HBO | Max
Bella Ramsey, “The Last of Us” – HBO | Max
Rhea Seehorn, “Better Call Saul” – AMC
Sarah Snook, “Succession” – HBO | Max
Jeremy Strong, “Succession” – HBO | Max

Individual Achievement in Comedy

Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary” – ABC (2022 category winner)
Ayo Edebiri, “The Bear” – FX
Harrison Ford – “Shrinking” – Apple TV+
Bill Hader, “Barry” – HBO | Max
Janelle James, “Abbott Elementary” – ABC
Natasha Lyonne, “Poker Face” – Peacock
James Marsden, “Jury Duty” – Amazon Freevee
Jeremy Allen White, “The Bear” – FX

Outstanding performance in news and information

“30 for 30” – ESPN
“Free Chol Soo Lee” – PBS
“Frontline” – PBS (eight-time category winner)
“Pepsi, where’s the Jet?” – Netflix
“Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence” – Hulu
“Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi” – Hulu
“The 1619 Project” – Hulu
“The United States and the Holocaust” – PBS

Outstanding performance in real life

“Couples Therapy” – Showtime (2021 Category Winner)
“Jury Duty” – Amazon Freevee
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” – MTV (2014 Category Winner)
“The Trial” – HBO | Max
“The Traitors” – Peacock
“Top Chef” – Bravo
“Vanderpump Rules” – Bravo
“Welcome to Wrexham” – FX

Outstanding performance in children’s programming (new category for 2023)

“Apple’s Way” – PBS KIDS
“Bluey” – Disney+
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” – PBS KIDS (2016 Youth Winner)
“Donkey Hodie” – PBS KIDS
“Eva the Owlet” – Apple TV+
“Molly of Denali” – PBS KIDS (2020 Youth Winner)
“Ridley Jones” – Netflix
“Sesame Street” – HBO | Max (2018, 2011 and 2001 winner in the youth category)
“Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” – Disney Junior/Disney+

Outstanding performance in family programming (new category for 2023)

“American Born Chinese” – Disney+
“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” – Disney+
“Jane” – Apple TV+
“Love, Victor” – Hulu
“Marvel’s Moongirl and the Devil Dinosaur” – Disney Channel
“Miss. Marvel” – Disney+
“I’ve Never Been Before” – Netflix
“Star Trek: Prodigy” – Paramount+
“The Mysterious Society of Benedict” – Disney+

Outstanding new program

“Andor” – Disney+
“Interview with the Vampire” – AMC
“Jury Duty” – Amazon Freevee
“Ms. Davis” – Peacock
“Spider Face” – Peacock
“Shrinking” – Apple TV+
“The Bear” – FX
“The Last of Us” – HBO | Max

Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Special

“A Little Light” – National Geographic
“Beef” – Netflix
“Black Bird” – Apple TV+
Daisy Jones & The Six – Prime Video
“Fleishman’s in Trouble” – FX
“Ms. Davis” – Peacock
“The Patient” – FX

“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” – The Roku Channel

Outstanding Performance in a Drama

“Andor” – Disney+
“Better Call Saul” – AMC (2019 Category Winner)
“Interview with the Vampire” – AMC
“Succession” – HBO | MAX (2022 and 2020 winner in the category)
“The Good Fight” – Paramount+
“The Last of Us” – HBO | Max
“The White Lotus” – HBO | Max
“Yellowjackets” – Showtime

Outstanding Performance in a Comedy Series

“Abbott Elementary” – ABC (2022 category winner)
“Barry” – HBO | Max
“Spider Face” – Peacock
“Reservation Dogs” – FX
“Shrinking” – Apple TV+
“The Bear” – FX
“The Other Two” – HBO | Max
“What We Do in the Shadows” – FX

Outstanding performance in variety, conversation or sketching

“The Amber Ruffin Show” – Peacock
“A Black Lady Sketch Show” – HBO | Max (2020 winner in the category)
“I Think You Should Leave Tim Robinson” – Netflix (2022 Category Winner)
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” – HBO | Max (2021, 2019 and 2018 winner category, 2015 winner in News and information category)
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – NBC
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – CBS
“Saturday Night Live” – NBC
“Ziwe” – Showtime

Program of the year

“Abbott Elementary” – ABC (2022 category winner)
“Andor” – Disney+
“You Better Call Saul” – AMC
“Spider Face” – Peacock
“Succession” – HBO | Max
“The Bear” – FX
“The Last of Us” – HBO | Max
“The Other Two” – HBO | Max
“The White Lotus” – HBO | Max

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